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Angiofil: a novel radio-contrast agent for post-mortem micro-angiography
Author(s): Silke Grabherr; Marco Dominietto; Lisa Yu; Valentin Djonov; Bert Müller; Sebastian Friess
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Paper Abstract

The radio-contrast agent Angiofil has recently been developed to be predominantely applied in forensic medicine. Angiofil is a liquid radio-contrast agent based on iodine. Its viscosity is easy to adjust by the choice and the concentration of the solvent. Therefore, it is well suited for penetrating vessels of different diameters. The liquid Angiofil avoids the sedimentation of suspensions containing radio-opaque materials such as barium sulfate. The injection of Angiofil into the vascular system of mice post-mortem results in remarkable data showing the vascular trees of tissues and entire organs. Penetration into the surrounding tissue was not observed. Consequently, Angiofil has the potential to reach the performance of the established casting agent Microfil.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7078, Developments in X-Ray Tomography VI, 70781O (18 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.792077
Show Author Affiliations
Silke Grabherr, Univ. de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Marco Dominietto, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Lisa Yu, Toronto Ctr. for Phenogenomics (Canada)
Valentin Djonov, Univ. Fribourg (Switzerland)
Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
Sebastian Friess, Gloor Instruments AG (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7078:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography VI
Stuart R. Stock, Editor(s)

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